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Medical Team



Chief Medical Officer

Curtis L. Cetrulo, Jr., M.D., FACS, FAAP is the Senior Investigator and Head of the Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation Laboratory at the Transplantation Biology Research Center (TBRC) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Dr. Cetrulo graduated from Stanford University and Tufts University School of Medicine with Honors in Research. Dr. Cetrulo joined the Division of Plastic Surgery of the Massachusetts General Hospital and the staff of Shriners Hospital for Children-Boston. He helped to lead many of the groundbreaking large animal trials that prove the effectiveness of xeno-skin.


Principal Investigator
Xeno-Skin Clinical Trial

After earning his medical degree, Dr. Goverman spent 9 years obtaining specializations that would allow him to provide the highest quality burn care to his patients - from the moment of injury, to discharge from the hospital, and then re-entry into the community. After a five year residency in General Surgery, he received additional training in burn surgery, surgical critical care, and plastic surgery. This has afforded him the unique privilege of treating patients with burns throughout their recovery. As part of the multidisciplinary team of burn care providers at the Sumner Redstone Burn Center and the Fraser Outpatient Burn Center at MGH, his group can handle the most complex burn injuries.